Accession Number : ADA112936

Title :   The Development of Representation Methods to Facilitate Knowledge Acquisition and Exposition in Expert Systems.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical progress rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 81,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Shortliffe,Edward H ; Genesereth,Michael R ; Wallis,J S

PDF Url : ADA112936

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : During the first year of research, we have studied the design and development of optimal techniques for the computer-based representation of expert knowledge. As discussed in our proposal, we have concentrated on issues of knowledge acquisition and explanation. Because the underlying choice of a knowledge representation is key, much of the early work has involved experiments with alternate representation techniques. In this progress report we have organized our discussion around the individual subprojects that are underway. It should be noted, however, that there is a unifying research theme (knowledge representation for knowledge acquisition and explanation) that ties together the projects and the participating scientists and students. When technical reports have been prepared in the last year, we have indicated so in the discussion and included the reports as attachments to this summary.

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Computer programming, Data acquisition, Optimization, Data storage systems, Programming languages, Failure

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE